Summer 2018’s exhibitions at Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

All year long, Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is full of playful and instructive exhibitions to be visited with your family. Here’s what’s currently happening.

Do you know that for the cost of an admission ticket to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, you can also discover Explora permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as the Planetarium, the Agronaute submarine and the Louis-Lumière cinema.


Here’s the list of the temporary Explora exhibitions:

Science in tales
Il était une fois, l'expo science à la Cité des SciencesTalking about science through fairytales, here’s what the Cité des Sciences offers with its yearly exhibition “Il était une fois” [Once upon a time]. Running from October 3, 2017 to November 18, 2018, this exhibition takes children from 7 to 11 years old to discover physical, chemical, mathematical concepts by observing them live in their favorite fairytales, from Pinocchio to Jack and the Beanstalk.

Special effectsEffets Spéciaux à la Cité des Sciences
From October 17, 2017 to August 19, 2018, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie hosts a great exhibition about special effects. A very exciting invitation to discover the magic behind the most impressive special effects in film history.

ColdFroid à la Cité des Sciences
From December 5, 2017 to August 26, 2018, Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie offers a new exhibition called “Cold”. What’s cold? What are the effects on living bodies? How can we create it? And many other questions will have their answers.

Patate ! L'expo à la Cité des Sciences et de l'IndustriePatate!
From December 5, 2017 to January 6, 2019, potatoes are given pride of place at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. For over a year, head to the greenhouse of the Cité to know everything about this tuber that is now the world’s first non-cereal goods.

Feu, l'expo ludique à la Cité des Sciences Fire
After the “Cold” exhibition, Paris Cité des Sciences asks about fire, through an exhibition to be discovered from April 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019. What is fire? Since when men have been using it? Why can’t we always control it? All these questions are about to be answered thanks to this compelling and playful exhibition available for children from 9 years old.

Permanent exhibitions:

Transport and mankindDes transports et des hommes, Cité des Sciences
Environmental issues are more and more frequent, falling under governmental decisions such as the Grenelle Environment Project taken on in 2007. So, more than simple recommendations, our whole society called into question: can we keep on living with the same behavior? What will we leave to our children?

BrainLes expos de Décembre à la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
From September 16, 2014, Paris Cité des Sciences inaugurates a new permanent exhibition devoted to brain and neurosciences. In a surrealistic atmosphere, we test our brain capacities, we observe our brains from a physiological point of view and we know more about its potential.

Earthwatch: the satellite revolutionObjectifs terre : la révolution des satellites
From June 16, 2009, Earthwatch: the satellite revolution becomes Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie permanent exhibition. Come and immerse yourself in the heart of space application and discover space and Earth as you’ve never seen them before!

All these exhibitions for €12 per adult and €9 per child only! The world of science will soon have no more secrets for you!

Julie M.
Last updated on 10 July 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 1 July 2018 to 31 August 2018



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